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Avon Grove may get new high school, renovations to other schools in $140 million project; vote set Thursday

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Police nab suspect in vehicle property thefts using ‘old-fashioned police work’

Westtown >> Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department relied on ‘old-fashioned police work’ to solve a spate of vehicle thefts in Westtown Township. ...

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    Avon Grove may get new high school, renovations to other schools in $140 million project; vote set Thursday

    WEST GROVE >> Avon Grove school directors will vote Thursday night on a plan to build a new high school, renovate and convert the current high school to a middle school serving grades six through eight, and realign the remaining schools.

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    Police nab suspect in vehicle property thefts using ‘old-fashioned police work’

    Westtown >> Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department relied on ‘old-fashioned police work’ to solve a spate of vehicle thefts in Westtown Township.

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    County officials to canvas for unlicensed dogs next month

    West Chester >> The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018. The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May.

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    West Chester school directors plan tax hike

    West Chester >> The West Chester Area School District is poised to adopt a $253 million budget, a 4.1 percent increase, which would necessitate a 3.2 percent tax hike for Chester County homeowners, and a 5.1 percent increase for Delaware County homeowners. The average Chester County homeowner would pay about $127 more per year, while the average Delaware County homeowner would pay $265 more per year.

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    Scores of people gather in Kennett to remember those killed by gun violence

    About 40 people gathered in Kennett Square Sunday at the Friends Meetinghouse to remember Chester County residents killed by gun violence, and to commemorate Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Kennett Community Choir directed by Leon Spencer, and hymns and the names on the 73 T-shirts at the T-shirt graveyard on the front lawn were read aloud. Some people have been turning the shirts around so the names aren’t visible to passing motorists, but staff at the Meetinghouse quickly turns them...

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    Local volunteers plant 1,000 trees to aid environment

    Avondale >> Stroud Water Research Center celebrated National Volunteer Week on a chilly but sunny Friday afternoon by restoring 2.75 acres along two swales that transport rain water into Buck and Doe Run. Buck and Doe Run is a major tributary of the Brandywine River, which eventually flows downstream to provide drinking water for the city of Wilmington. Volunteers from Exelon Generation, one of the monetary supporters of the planting, were joined by volunteers from Wilmington Trust,...

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    Kennett and Devon senior centers get $57,000 in funding from Pa. Lottery

    West Chester >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two senior community centers in Chester County will receive more than $57,000 in total state funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

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    Unionville students walk out of class to protest gun violence

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Students calling for an end to gun violence walked of Unionville High School Friday morning, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo. which left 13 students dead and 24 injured.

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    Rash of car break-ins reported in Kennett Square

    Kennett Square >> Thieves are targeting unlocked cars in Kennett Square.

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    The truth behind Kennett Township’s Open Space plan: ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone’

    Editor: At a recent meeting of Kennett Township’s Board of Supervisors, several angry residents took aim at the Township’s Land Conservation (aka ‘Open Space’) program, claiming it costs too much and is ‘irresponsibly’ driving the Township into debt by acquiring ‘too much’ open space. The triggering event was the Board’s announcement of an upcoming open space acquisition of a 100-plus acre farm for $3.2M, which the Township...

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